An op-ed in “Matters India” by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops’ Conferences’ Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November.
About Robert Shine, Managing Editor
Robert Shine is the Associate Director of New Ways Ministry, where he has served since 2012. He is the Managing Editor for Bondings 2.0, a daily blog of LGBTQ Catholic news, opinion, and spirituality. Bob has degrees in theology from The Catholic University of America and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Entries by Robert Shine, Managing Editor
National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting “trans folks in their crosshairs.”
Fr. James Martin, SJ, one of the leading popular voices for LGBT Catholic equality, presented a workshop at the annual conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) where he offered suggestion for making campuses welcoming for LGBT students and staff.
A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools.
A non-binary Catholic was among participants at the German church’s first assembly in its “Synodal Way” process. In addition, two bishops present called for change in the church’s teachings on homosexuality.
In an essay published in a leading online Catholic magazine, a queer writer has defended Australia’s LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program.
Philadelphia’s new archbishop has given LGBTQ people and allies hope that a new day of greater inclusivity and few culture wars has dawned for them, or at the very least a leader who could not be worse than his predecessor.
An exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is examining legendary gay pop artist Andy Warhol’s relationship to Catholicism, an exhibit once scheduled to appear at the Vatican before being cancelled.
Today’s post features several news items, including an anti-LGBTQ Scottish monk’s excommunication, Belize’s legalization of homosexuality, and Catholic officials working against conversion therapy.
A powerful spiritual transformation occurred when a Catholic mother from South Korea learned that her son was gay. Her story is part of a small but growing movement in the country towards LGBTQ equality.
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